1. Buck1127's Avatar
    I came across an article where it said Apple hired security to hold products back till launch day. Anyone know or heard of this? Here is the article

    EXCLUSIVE: Apple & Verizon Begin Shipping iPhone 4; Holding Distribution Until February 10th | LEi Mobile



    Personally I think it's false let me know what you all think
    02-05-2011 04:17 PM
  2. buckeyegoose's Avatar
    I came across an article where it said Apple hired security to hold products back till launch day. Anyone know or heard of this? Here is the article

    EXCLUSIVE: Apple & Verizon Begin Shipping iPhone 4; Holding Distribution Until February 10th | LEi Mobile



    Personally I think it's false let me know what you all think
    I herd rumors of this from people i know that work at fedex when it was getting launched on AT&T. those same aren't saying thats happening now.
    02-05-2011 04:20 PM
  3. Uplink's Avatar
    Why would Apple hire security at EVERY Fedex AND UPS location around the country? That would be quite expensive if you would ask me, not to mention.people have called and Fedex said there is no hold on the items. And even with all them arriving Monday, thats solid enough as they want them delivered then. If they wanted to hold them back until the tenth, they would have just simply not shipped them.

    Looks like the author of the article is Angry that they are still on AT&T if you ask me
    02-05-2011 04:21 PM
  4. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm sure apple is hiring security personnel because of this launch. So, FedEx gets extra security at it's locations only when an iPhone is shipped? God help the other BILLIONS of packages that they handle, they are in grave danger I suppose.

    (Btw, the anagram of that site name is "Lie" mobile.)
    02-05-2011 04:30 PM
  5. buckeyegoose's Avatar
    Why would Apple hire security at EVERY Fedex AND UPS location around the country? That would be quite expensive if you would ask me, not to mention.people have called and Fedex said there is no hold on the items. And even with all them arriving Monday, thats solid enough as they want them delivered then. If they wanted to hold them back until the tenth, they would have just simply not shipped them.

    Looks like the author of the article is Angry that they are still on AT&T if you ask me
    i was referring to memphis for fedex and louisville for ups, imagine a semi truck full of iphones going "missing"
    02-05-2011 05:51 PM
  6. joekawasaki's Avatar
    Article was written by a 17 year old high school kid. That alone makes me suspicious. BTW, my tracking show that my iPhone has departed Louisville.
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    02-05-2011 05:56 PM
  7. Buck1127's Avatar
    Me too according to the ups tracking screen
    02-05-2011 06:00 PM
  8. mededitor's Avatar
    I will be shocked if we don't get our iPhones as noted on the UPS or FedEx delivery tracking pages---Monday or Tuesday for most.

    As joekawasaki said, the article was written by a 17-year-old. This kid claims to be an "expert" at many things, including reporting (and being an "executive" ). I don't think so. He based his "story" on no facts whatsoever, just that it has happened before so he wouldn't be surprised if it happens again.

    The headline was written to grab the attention of those of us who are looking for any and all information so traffic to his little Web-site increases and maybe some people will register.

    Definitely false.
    02-05-2011 08:08 PM
  9. Uplink's Avatar
    i was referring to memphis for fedex and louisville for ups, imagine a semi truck full of iphones going "missing"
    Ah I get ya lol
    02-05-2011 09:55 PM
  10. aviationwiz's Avatar
    i was referring to memphis for fedex and louisville for ups, imagine a semi truck full of iphones going "missing"
    UPS and FedEx aren't small one-off operations that handle a couple packages a year. They have security in place at each and every facility to minimize and prevent shrinkage. They can handle a couple of extra not that valuable packages over this time-frame.
    02-06-2011 12:35 AM
  11. shipwrestler125's Avatar
    I cant see apple or verizon spending money for that they care too much about making every possible cent they can so this doesnt seem like it would happen.
    02-06-2011 12:42 AM
  12. stockandroidguy's Avatar
    mine says it left sorting facility heres hoping monday
    02-06-2011 01:53 AM
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